By bidding for this painting “ Raining Blue Elephants” by the much loved, eccentric and talented Beezy Bailey, you will be supporting Eden to Addo’s conservation work All funds raised from the sale will be donated to Eden to Addo. Beezy kindly donated the ’18 in the plate print with the artist’s hand-colouring, sheet size 49x63cm, signed and dated. It’s on auction at Strauss &Co and will be auctioned virtually as Lot 556 on Monday 12th July starting at 2.pm. It is possible to place a bid before the auction takes place. The link to the lot 556 is here https://www.straussart.co.za/auctions/browse/11-jul-2021/4/5.
Raining Blue Elephants came from Beezy’s core and love of the Garden Route on hearing that there is just one elephant left roaming in the Knysna Forest. A symbol for all wild life squeezed into smaller and smaller pockets of nature leading ultimately to genetic stasis and loss. The print says so much more than words could possibly express. As Beezy says he creates art “as a balm for a mad world – a corrective for our most lamentable human qualities, including a planet brutalized by extremes of wealth and poverty, environmental ignorance and negligence.” E2A is grateful for the contribution the funds will make to establishing corridors connecting the islands of nature enabling the functioning of ecosystems as they should.
Beezy has exhibited in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and England. His work is represented in several art collections, including the David Bowie Art Collection, the Getty Family Collection as well as the Oppenheimer Art Collection.